Well I would have to say in a situation like this it all depends upon who the person is. I mean if the person is someone that I despise or someone that despises me or someone that is far from perfection. Then I say do something that involves a giant ACMEŽ anvil.
Now if this person is someone of liking, or someone of sheer beauty then I'd put them through the suffering of satisfying my most dirty thoughts and ideals. Note after a while I think it would become less and less like suffering though, hehe
Now if this damsel, is not really a damsel as in she looks like a damsel but is anatomically not a damsel or is a man in disgiuse then, I'd tie the fake to the top of an train car which inside that car is acid, and whilst the train speeds down the track an anvil would be triggered, drive the fake through the roof and down into the acid.
when I go to kidnap her, I'll make her leave a note saying she's in the opposite place of where she is, check the note over for any clues she might have left, then take her away :> not my evil lair, noooo...too cliche
Then, I don't want prince charming to hear her cries, I'd rip her vocal cords out with my surgical madwomanness...
After that, since I want her dead I'd put antifreeze in her blood system (wonderful poison, friend told me about it) and when she comes to, rip her fingernails out one by one and drip either iodine, salt then rubbing alcohol, or a mix of the three
theeen, prob'ly leave her under the pendulum with a few scorpians crawling on her... pit with an opening for the blade :>
As soon as I do that, I make my escape instead of hanging around...
I'd give her a leathal injection first, then tie her to the railroad tracks. So just moments after the hero saves her, she dies. Now *that's* the proper way to do it. And I could be making my escape all the while the hero is busy saving her
it depends entirely on who the damsel is and what she has done to become the damsel in distress...
now, were i an Evil Overlady, I might go with the snake pit idea, or the shooting of the leg. But if the damsel was Paris or Nicole Hilton, i might choose something that is unspeakable on here as would befit her crime were she to commit one.
so, i suppose it all depends on the people involved and the situation?
that would be: shoot her in the leg, dip her in acid, tie explosives to her and then tie her to a rocket bound through the buzz saw to the railroad tracks.
oh and of course something involving an ACME anvil.